The exact number of blogs is hard to guess because there is no reliable way of counting how many blogs there are on the internet.
However, it’s possible to guess the number by using public data such as the number of WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger blogs.
According to estimates by Grow With Less, there are over 5,415,880 blogs on the internet in 2020.
- 488.2 million Tumblr blogs in January 2020 (source).
- 60 million WordPress blogs (source).
- 4,311,708 Joomla blogs (source).
- 1,103,624 Drupal blogs (source).
Please note that the actual number is likely to be much higher since this number only includes the most popular blogging platforms.
The number of blogs on the internet has been steadlily increasing since October 2006 when there were only 35.8 million blogs according to Statista.
Impressive considering there were only 23 blogs on the internet in 1999.
Despite the increasing number of claims that blogging is dead, the number of bloggers keep increasing and Statista estimates that the number of US bloggers should reach 31.7 million in 2020.